Guidance for Competitors and Race Officials.
Under the umbrella of the Racing Charter, the RYA publishes a range of guidance booklets and notes on the Racing Rules of Sailing and the organisation of racing.
The documents are available free of charge and are described below; to obtain a document, click on the associated (underlined) link.
The ‘Racing Rules Guidance’ and ‘Misconduct: A Reference for Race Officials’ booklets are available as eBooks from the RYA eBooks app. They are also available for download as pdf files, however the eBook versions are strongly recommended because they provide automatic updates, ensuring that your version is always up to date.
PUBLISHED BY THE RACING RULES COMMITTEE
Racing Rules Guidance
This booklet contains guidance notes on numerous topics of interest to competitors and race officials under the following categories: ·
For details of the documents in each category, click on the associated link.
The RYA Case Book
Including the abstracts of the ISAF cases.
Misconduct: A Reference for Race Officials
Being asked to deal with unacceptable behaviour is one of the most difficult but important jobs in our sport. This guide is a comprehensive reference for all race officials, but in particular, judges and protest committees.
PUBLISHED BY RACE MANAGEMENT AND JUDGING & UMPIRING COMMITTEES
Race Management Guide
Best practice and aide memoire for race officers.
Guidance on delivering a high-quality results service at championship events.
Guidance on the use of gate marks.
Guidance on how to operate a gate start.
Information for Observers at Hearings
Guidance for the protest committee about, and information for, observers at protest hearings.
Information to Competitors from the Protest Committee
Suggested texts that the protest committee may want to post for competitors at an event.
Judging and Umpiring
Best practice for judges and umpires at events of varying levels and importance.
Photography at Events
Guidelines for RYA race officials on taking and publishing images of competitors at events.
Race Officials Code of Conduct
Guidance on expected levels of behaviour and practice for RYA race officials during events
Club Notice of Race
The Notice of Race (NoR) is a requirement of the RRS and exists to set out the conditions under which the racing will be run. It allows a competitor to decide whether they wish to participate or not, and to understand (and therefore plan) the general structure of the racing.